Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday Worship: He's Been Faithful

Ever get a song in your head and can't get it out? Vicki Yohe singing He's Been Faithful has been that song for me for the past few days, ever since Hubby had it blasting through the house Saturday morning. It's been a favorite for years but I hadn't heard it in a while.

Right now it feels as though God is speaking to me through this song, branding this message into my heart and mind that I might offer it back to Him in thanksgiving. I can't begin to express the many ways in which God has been faithful to me and to my family.

You've been faithful, Your love and your mercy I see...

Great is thy faithfulness...morning by morning...

Do you see His faithfulness in your life?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday Worship: Offering

What have you done for God lately?

Sound absurb?  It's not.

What have you given God?  Have you given Him your worship, your praise?

Have you given Him your service, your time, your talent?

Have you given Him your hands, your feet, your heart for His use?

These are the thoughts that ran through my mind as I listened to this song, Offering by Paul Baloche, on the radio the other day.

No one on earth deserves the praises that I sing,
Jesus, may You receive the honor that You're due
O Lord I bring an offering to You


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday Worship: Faithful Is Our God

God is faithful.

That feels like 'nuff said, but for those who aren't sure, know that God keeps His promises.
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.   2 Corinthians 1:20 (KJV)

Simply put, you can count on Him.

Sometimes it may feel as though there's no one you can trust, no one you can turn to, no one you can count on.

Let me say it again.  You can count on Christ.

His promises are forever.  You have to know this in your heart of hearts in order to live a fulfilled life in Jesus.
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.   Deuteronomy 7:9 (NIV)
Maybe you need to hear it.  Repetitively.  Faithful is Our God by Hezekiah Walker and LFC take care of that for me, very nicely.  Listen, enjoy and be reminded:  You can count on Christ!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Featured Book: The Comic Book Bible by Rob Suggs

The Comic Book Bible is a cute and enticing way to present the Scriptures to young children, particularly boys.  If they enjoy reading about Spiderman, the Fantastic Four and other superheros, why not the most super of all heroes, Jesus Christ?

The Scriptures are presented in standard Bible sequence, with each story limited to four pages of comic frames.  This makes it quick and easy to read and digest the story for readers ages 6 - 10.  The nice thing is that even younger readers, like my five-year-old who's just learning sight words, can enjoy the Bible stories and glean the messages from the cartoon depictions.  This is certainly a less intimidating way to introduce them to the Bible than any other translation I've seen.

Because the graphics are a bit cheesy, not many adult fans of comic books will pick this one up, but then the book isn't targeted toward them (and they'll likely get more insight from one of the many Bible translations available today).  This is not a Bible that young readers could take to church to follow along, but it is one that they can use for personal study and yes, entertainment.

Peace & Blessings,